Photo credit: Acme Newspictures, Inc. From the private collection of Sander Feinberg.

March 25, 1933 Anti-Fascist Protest

Let us understand and appreciate the continuity of the struggle.

Marching to the German Consulate to protest anti-semitic outbreaks in Germany. The crowd here is gathering in Battery Park, New York.

“Following the appointment of Adolf Hitler as German chancellor on January 30, 1933, the Nazi state (also referred to as the Third Reich) quickly became a regime in which citizens had no guaranteed basic rights. The Nazi rise to power brought an end to the Weimar Republic, the German parliamentary democracy established after World War I. In 1933, the regime established the first concentration camps, imprisoning its political opponents, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and others classified as “dangerous.”

Extensive propaganda was used to spread the Nazi Party’s racist goals and ideals. During the first six years of Hitler’s dictatorship, German Jews felt the effects of more than 400 decrees and regulations that restricted all aspects of their public and private lives.”

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum